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Lucky Dube was born on a small farm near Ermelo in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga) in South Africa. His mother, Sarah, considered his birth after a few unsuccessful pregnancy attempts so fortunate that she named him “Lucky”. In the early 1980s, upon discovering artists like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Dube switched his music preference and began to record reggae. His second album, "Think About the Children" was an immediate hit. Apartheid-era Black South Africans could relate easily to the lyrical messages of Dube's reggae music, which gave voice to their struggles. On October 18, 2007, he was murdered in an attempted carjacking.

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